But if you are counting calories, not all chocolate milk is the same, the CDC says.
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Make no mistake, The Dairy Council says you can get all the major nutrients of unflavored milk with a cool, creamy glass of chocolate milk.
That glass includes calcium; vitamins A, B12, and D; potassium; phosphorus; magnesium; protein; riboflavin; and niacin, all important building blocks for a healthy body.
How to cut calories while enjoying chocolate milk
If you're going to enjoy a glass today, the CDC cautions you should choose low or fat-free milk.
An 8-ounce cup of whole chocolate milk packs on 208 calories onto your daily intake. With 2% reduced fat milk, you're looking at 190 calories.
But, if you really want to savor that rich chocolate goodness, a cup of 1% low-fat chocolate milk will cost you 158 calories.
Make sure to read product labels. If you use an instant mix or syrup, totals will vary.